The Script Factory’s Serious Screenwriting Development Scheme 2010 Terms & Conditions 1. Entry to The Serious Screenwriting Development Scheme is free to all participants attending Serious Screenwriting training programme, 4 & 5 June 2010. 2. Writers who did not attend Serious Screenwriting may still enter, subject to a submission fee. For Members of The Script Factory or BAFTA, the submission fee is £25. For non-members the submission fee is £35. Please include a cheque with your submission, made payable to The Script Factory. 3. Participants can only apply with a feature film project. Selected writers must be committed to developing the project they submit and cannot substitute another project partway through the Development Scheme. We can only accept one application per writer. 4. Screenplays which are subject to an option agreement with a third party may not be submitted to this scheme. 5. We will accept applications from co-writing partnerships (only one submission fee is required per project). However, this scheme is not appropriate for writers and producers to attend together. 6. To apply for the Development Scheme, applicants must submit: a. 2-page outline of the film idea, which should detail the main story and include the beginning, middle and end; b. either the first 10 pages of the script (if it’s a new idea) or a completed draft; c. a curriculum vitae d. a covering letter which includes up to date contact details and the contact details of your agent if you have one. Please also confirm within this letter that you fully own the rights to the project and that it is not under option to a third party; e. The submission fee, if necessary. 7. The deadline for submissions is: 5pm on Tuesday 31 August 2010. Due to a tight turnaround for selection this is a strict deadline. 8. We are only able to accept hard copy submissions. Faxed or Emailed submissions cannot be accepted. 9. All applications will be acknowledged by email. 10. The writer/s of the selected screenplay will be notified by telephone by Friday 1 October. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email w/c Monday 4 October. 11. The selected writer/s will be invited to develop their submitted screenplay through the Serious Screenwriting Development Scheme, which will commence October 2010. The Scheme includes: a. An initial meeting with either Lucy Scher or Justine Hart to discuss the current status of the project and the writer’s ambitions for the film. A plan for the next draft / treatment will be discussed at this stage. After this meeting the writer will be invited to redraft the screenplay or prepare a treatment version of the proposed next draft, to be submitted end January 2011. b. An informal lunch with Peter Morgan at a mutually convenient date to be arranged. c. A second development meeting will take place in February 2011 and a further draft will be required by May 2011. d. A final meeting will take place in May 2011 at which stage the writer will be advised on placing the project in the industry. e. The final draft will be submitted to BBC Films and the writer will be invited to an informal meeting with Joe Oppenheimer, giving a chance to discuss your writing ambitions and receive valuable insider advice. 12. During the Development Scheme the selected writer will also be invited to attend relevant Script Factory training programmes, such as Screenwriting UK and Story Design. These training sessions will be free. 13. The selected writer will receive a £1,000 bursary to be used towards research costs, the purchase of screenwriting software, and travel / childcare costs relating to attending training courses. This will be payable in two tranches: £500 awarded on selection when the recipient will be asked to sign a contract stating that this bursary does not does not constitute employment and is to be used to the benefit of the project's development. The remaining £500 will be awarded on completion of the first redraft in January 2011. 14. If the script achieves production, The Script Factory will receive a credit (Developed in association with The Script Factory) on the film and logo placement in the end credits. Please Note: By submitting a project for consideration for the Serious Screenwriting Development Scheme, you have agreed to these Terms & Conditions. Applications should be made by post to: Serious Screenwriting Development Scheme The Script Factory The Square 61 Frith Street LondonW1D 3JL by 5pm on Tuesday 31 August 2010. (Faxed/Emailed submissions will not be accepted).
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